The symbol of the tree of life is one of the designs that is widely used in the jewelry industry. In fact, the tree of life, which is used in science, religion, philosophy and ancient myths, is shown as a branched tree; which is a symbol of the belief that all life on the planet is related. It means that the root of all beings is the same.
The tree of life in mysticism and science shows that all beings have a common ancestry. Now, to get to know more about this beautiful symbol, join us in the blog of the Amin jeweler.
The symbol of the tree of life in ancient times
The tree of life in mysticism and science shows that all beings have a common ancestry. This symbol is also mentioned in the holy books. In the Christian Bible, two trees are mentioned in the Garden of Paradise. The first tree, which is the tree of life, is free for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Paradise. But the second tree, which is called the tree of knowledge of good and bad, is forbidden to them.
In ancient mythology, the "holy tree" was considered the "tree of life". In general, it was said that the tree of life contains the three main elements of life:
The roots of the tree of life are considered to be the symbol of the underworld.
The lower branches of the tree are a symbol of the earth's surface.
Its soaring branches are also a symbol of heaven and the link between the earth and the heavens.
In the subject of biology, there is also a term called the tree of life, which is a metaphor for describing the relationships between living and extinct organisms in the world. Charles Darwin also used it to show different branches of animal species with common ancestry. Which, of course, is rejected by Islam.
In ancient art, the tree of life with its many leaves is sacred, and in ancient civilizations around the world, it is considered a symbol of fertility and growth. The motif of the tree of life was used a lot in decorative arts as well.
The symbol of the tree of life in different cultures
If you look at the design of the tree of life in ancient images and motifs, you will realize that it is always between two legendary animals (griffin, wild goat, lion, etc.) that are considered its guardians. Therefore, if one wanted to reach the tree of life, one had to fight these guards.
In Babylonian mythological culture, the "tree of life" is a tree that grows in the center of heaven. The primary waters flow over its roots.
The tree of life, which is a cosmic motif, is the same in the culture of Egypt, Islam, and the Torah, and it is a symbol of the union of the earth and the sky, and it is a symbol of enlightenment.
According to the Chinese belief, the tree of life is peach, raspberry and plum, and it often grows on the peak of Kuanlong Mountain, which is the center of existence.
In Japan, the "tree of life" is called Sakati.
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According to Buddhist beliefs, the tree of life has 10 or 12 sun-shaped fruits, each of which appears immediately after the other. Immortality is achieved by eating this fruit.
The Sumerian god is depicted in ancient mythology next to the tree of life while holding a container of purification water.
The symbol of the tree of life in psychology
The tree of life is a symbol that has always been sanctified and honored all over the world and is symbolic of the human struggle to reach absolute perfection. In psychology, this symbol is also defined as trying to achieve goals.
The tree of life is also a symbol of endurance and strength. Therefore, those who like to be powerful and do not easily give in to problems and obstacles use this symbol.
The design of the tree of life in fashion
The symbol of the tree of life is also widely used in fashion. The design of this tree is used on clothes, all kinds of ornaments and scarves. For example, the famous brand Dior depicted the tree of life in the design of its collection of scarves. The design of this tree is used in printed or embroidered form. But the interesting thing about this symbol is that the tree of life fits more with boho style. For this reason, traces of the symbol of the tree of life can be seen in many bohemian clothes and accessories.
Historical studies also show that one of the most important motifs that has always been of interest in the world and has continued to be used even with the change of religion, is the symbol of the tree of life, which is often seen in the world’s arts and especially textiles. Especially during the past, this design was used more on fabrics. Currently, the tree of life can be seen on Iranian fabrics and artistic clothes.
The design of the tree of life, which is a symbol of blessing and fertility, is also found on persian carpets.
The symbol of the tree of life in jewelry
We said that the tree of life is the most sacred tree among different tribes and is placed between two monks and guardians. The role of this tree can be seen in Iranian art since prehistoric times in the form of pottery designs and reliefs, and it is very important. But since this tree is a symbol of eternal life and indestructibility, many modern jewelry designers also use it to make their products.
In fact, the tree of life is one of the most used symbols in the jewelry industry. Amin jeweler has also designed and offered various examples of the symbol of the tree of life, which you can see and buy in our online store.